Tron Light Cycle Banned From Chinese City Streets. Wait, What?

Tron Light Cycle Banned from Chinese City Streets. Wait, What?

A man in Nanjing, China owns a Tron Light Cycle replica — make that, a Tron Light Cycle he cannot ride on the streets of that city.

According to People's Daily, the man, Mr Yu, said the Tron Light Cycle runs on an electric motor and can hit speeds of around 200km/h on a full charge. People's Daily also reports that it apparently cost $55,000. Although, it supposedly ended up being a much more costly proposition to get said bike to China.

The city of Nanjing, however, banned the Light Cycle from the city streets, because the vehicle was not made by a registered manufacturer. CRI also reports that there were safety concerns.

In the People's Daily article, Mr Yu keeps talking about how the Light Cycle will make him money, and he's renting it out to the China Joy video game expo next week. Of course, he can't ride there, and will have to ship the Light Cycle to Shanghai.

南京小伙花百万买道具摩托 车管所:上路将被罚 [People's Daily]


    You'll find in most countries, custom cars and bikes are not street legal. But I suppose that doesnt matter. This story involves an asian city so its obviously worthy of a news article.

      Nah, it involves an electric working Tron lightcycle, which is why it is worthy of a news article. The city is irrelevant really, but why shouldn't a story coming from an Asian city be newsworthy?

        Must be because he is the master of all life and Asians are not worthy for him.

    Man, when I was in Nanjing last September, I saw a dude rolling down a hill on a something like a mechanics trolley while smoking a ciggie, and THIS has safety concerns? Have those that have banned the light cycle even been on Chinese roads? There is nothing safe about them.

      Been there as well and seen similar things. I saw some guy driving what appeared to be some sort of homemade car built out of a tractor and a couple bicycles. It probably isn't legal there either but then again nobody seems to care.

    a day after an article about the first road worthy Batmobile. Get with the times China :P

    He should bring it to Australia!
    We've got Batmobiles flying around now, so im sure we could squeeze in a little light cycle!

    Reasons to ban it:
    Doesn't use petrol
    goes much faster than the petrol ones
    probably cheap to run
    Not the first and not the last non-petrol vehicle getting banned.

      It's all a conspiracy mannn. Like big oil is just you know. Just wow mann. We are so out of touch with mother earth...

        While you are mocking the op, I would totally believe it's big oil which put a stop to it. And that it wasn't made in China.

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      All the electric bikes in China are capped to a 30Km/h speed limit. Fuel powered bikes are banned in most cities from what I could tell.

      I doubt petrol is a concern. When I was in China last year, I was surprised at how many electric scooters there were. As a visitor, it made crossing roads a bit exciting, since they were near silent and often used the bike lanes.

    SHUT UP!

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